Oak Doors: Formal Strength and Contrast

Oak Doors: Formal Strength and Contrast

Two-color contrast can often say more than a wide smattering of bright hues in your entryway. For centuries, designers have chosen oak doors to create a formal impression without being off-putting to visitors. This homeowner has strategically used the dark stain on the regal, oak panel door to complement the grays and off-white tones of the home exterior and walkway. The transom frame with glass atop the oak panels breaks the length of the dark lines, brightening up the overall effect. Molded casings with six-panel lies carry the glass transom effect, creating a unified theme of dark oak and enticing glass.

Glazing bars in the moldings echo the copper hardware of the lock, kicker, handle, and knocker/buzzer. The broad kick panel offers additional protection while adding panache to the matching the door, glass, and hardware themes. It's stunning, top to bottom!


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